Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Programs

For individuals wanting to become physical therapists
For individuals wanting to become physical therapists
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NU DPT Undergraduate Students

*Prospective Undergraduate Students

†Post Baccalaureate Physical Therapy (DPT)

Certificate in Early Intervention

*Please see the Health Sciences Department for exciting opportunities for you to receive a Bachelor’s degree in preparation for Graduate NUDPT degree.

†For applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a field other than Physical Therapy.

For Licensed PTs
For Licensed PTs
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‡For applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a US license in Physical Therapy. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree with interest in rehabilitation and movement sciences can also consider applying to the interprofessional PhD.

Programs open to individuals of any background
Programs open to individuals of any background
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Our programs build on the university’s core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge and cutting edge research. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarship and community service. Faculty are engaged in active clinical research and practice. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education whether through use of standardized patients, communication and interaction with community consultants, participation in service learning projects, or engagement in research with our faculty.

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. Our Department is home to a large engaging student body and interdisciplinary faculty that educate and research key questions in the fields of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. The cornerstone of the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences is experimental learning aligned with the mission of Bouvé College and Northeastern University’s 2025 Academic Plan. The programs within the department enhance and extend students’ learning of human movement and rehabilitation through experiential education, interdisciplinary collaborations, interprofessional education, research opportunities and a variety of global educational experiences. The Department is led by a collaborative interdisciplinary body of faculty with research, scholarship, clinical and teaching expertise across a diverse spectrum. Our graduates are professionals who excel in patient-client management and research and are committed to lifelong learning and the use of evidenced-based practice.

Our Department Vision: To lead through innovation, education and research in human movement and rehabilitation sciences.

Our Department Mission: To advance health, human movement, and rehabilitation sciences through interprofessional experiential education, research and practice within a complex global society.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kristin Curry Greenwood

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Kristin Curry Greenwood PT, DPT, EdD, MS
Clinical Professor & Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Northeastern University
301 Robinson Hall, Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.373.3508
physicaltherapy@northeastern.edu

PT Centennial

Centennial Celebration

On November 7, 2015, we celebrated our 100th Centennial at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. Please visit our Centennial page to view photos from the event.

Mission Statement

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences’ mission is to impact the health and wellbeing of the global community by developing leaders in physical therapy, movement, and rehabilitation sciences through interprofessional experiential education, translational research and excellence in clinical practice.

Accreditation Information

The PT program at NU has been accredited by CAPTE since January 1930. It is one of the oldest accredited programs in the country. Accreditation reviews occur every 10 years to ensure quality education that meets the needs of the public and the profession. We were reaccredited on November 6, 2013 and are accredited until 2023. Students who graduate from CAPTE accredited program are eligible to sit for national licensure.